Spring brings great weather and a fresh feeling, however it can also be a time of health concerns that accompany seasonal changes. Your lifestyle can play a major role in whether or not you stay healthy on a consistent basis.

It can be a challenge getting the proper nutrients into your daily eating regime to assure you are boosting your immune system. Your immune system is a vital part of staying healthy and fending off contagious threats. Foods containing refined sugar have a direct negative impact on your body’s immune system and function. Replacing candy and pastries with fruits can make a world of difference in your health and immune function.

Likewise limiting the refined foods from your diet and replacing them with fresh vegetables and lean meats can also help you get the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

What is the role of your immune system?

The main role of your immune system is to protect and fight against infectious organisms, and bar them from entering your body. Your immune system is made up of proteins, tissues, organs and cells (white blood cells). The components of your immune system work in harmony to keep you healthy.

Problems with Your Immune System

While your body is protected by your immune system, sometimes it may have issues and not work properly. There are a few causes as to why your immune system may not work properly, which may include:

• Autoimmune disorders: this type of disorder involves the immune system attacking itself, because it sees itself as dangerous

• Cancer

• Immunodeficiency disorder • Allergic disorders that involve the immune system, causing an overreacting response to a particular allergen

Treatment for Immune System Problems

There are a variety of treatments available for those suffering from a failed immune system. If you are suffering from any of the disorders listed above, there are a variety of medications that may be available to aid in the various symptoms associated with these disorders. There is also alternative forms of treatment for those that are looking for a non-invasive and natural way to treat their immune system.

Chiropractic Treatment

While you may associate chiropractic treatment with relief from neck or back pain and other body aches and pains, know that there are many more benefits than that. Chiropractic care assists in the overall health and well-being of patients. Although adjustments of the spine help in relieving pain patterns involving the back and neck, those adjustments also aid in boosting your immune system. Your immune system is directly connected to your spinal health. When it’s not aligned properly, the spinal nerves are compromised, which may affect your body’s ability to function as it was intended.

Getting your spine adjusted will have an overall impact on total body function and performance.

To boost your immune system and help your body fight against infection, you should focus on eliminating refined sugar from your diet, eat more natural vs. processed foods, and drink more water to keep your body hydrated. You should also get adequate rest by sleeping at least 8 hours each night. Keeping your spine aligned through regular chiropractic adjustments will help your nervous and immune systems function at peak performance.

Many of our patients bring their entire family in for routine wellness chiropractic care. Children respond amazingly to chiropractic care. Your child’s chiropractic wellness plan may be one of the most proactive things you can do to help them maintain optimal health. Thank you for helping us by telling others about the wonderful health benefits of chiropractic care.